Yahoo
3.4 of 5 1,597 reviews
www.yahoo.com Sunnyvale, CA 5000+ Employees

Yahoo Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.4 1,597 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer

(396 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexible schedule that leads to a good work-life balance"
    in 133 reviews
  • "Good place to work to learn cutting edge technologies and to work with brilliant and smart people"
    in 116 reviews
Cons:
  • "Frequent changes in senior management/C-level management lead to a lot directional changes"
    in 76 reviews
  • "too many to share here but most importantly the lack of direction the company is going"
    in 22 reviews
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Rocking co-workers

Paranoid (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Yahoo for more than 5 years

Prosbenefits are great along with very relaxed working environment,

ConsSometime you meet people who cn be defined as 'burned-out'

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Great people, lousy management

User Experience Designer IV (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 3 years

ProsMany really smart and passionate people

ConsLack of direction from management because a lot of middle managers came to just ride the wave then move on to another company

Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out what Yahoo! is and empower your talented employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Yahoo

Prosa lot of various food friendly people

Conslow efficiency of human resource

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Incredibly Refreshing and Exciting

Producer Video Games (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Yahoo full-time for less than a year

ProsWhile on the campus and during my interview I was amazed at the positive energy coming from everyone. There is such a belief here that IT can be done, with IT being whatever it is you are working on.

There is also just moment after moment where you hear the CEO's name, Marissa and the contributions she makes to so many teams and projects. I can't say that i have ever worked some place where the CEO takes such positive actions towards group's projects.

ConsCan't think of any yet.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing. You are creating a beacon for the renaissance of Tech Companies in Silicon Valley. You are also showing an amazing dedication to the workforce of Yahoo and that causes me as an employee to want to do more, better and faster!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The company is good, but I hated my team.

IT Position (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Yahoo as a contractor for more than a year

Prosfriendly environment, free food, great benefits and ideal location

Conslayoffs may happen frequently than expected

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun, dynamic, chaotic, stressful, and fun again all rolled into one

Product Manager (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Yahoo full-time

ProsSmart people, exciting projects, great compensation, and amazing perks comparable to any big tech company

ConsExtremely aggressive goals that are impossible to meet, no consistent strategy, way too many conflicting priorities and groups to deal with, one acquisition after another which leads to even more confusion in strategy and purpose

Advice to Senior ManagementGet leadership that actually can lead, execute to a strategy, and deliver. Instead, we seem to have poor performance and celebrate it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Had great working experience with people at Y!

Technical Recruiter (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLots of energy and passion. They were amazing people to work with. The work with the team was very productive and common goal helped to solidify relationships with hring managers.
Goal was to hire the best talent possible in a very competitive environmnent. Yahoo! has presence and branding which went a long way when engaging with candidates.

Consfrequent changes that often casused uncertainty and angst.

Advice to Senior Managementlisten to the employees and execute on things being shared by employees to improve.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Aggressive but Friendly

Technical Writer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than a year

ProsPeople are friendly and cooperative, even though goals are aggressive
Focus is on problem solving rather than politics

ConsAggressive goals do not always mean clear direction or purpose (need to be flexible as project requirements constantly change)

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is not always a clear connection between corporate objectives at the executive level and the goals that I am being evaluated at the quarterly and year end performance reviews

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Platform solution at scale

Senior Product Manager (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThe opportunity to work with solution on a large scale internationally in a company that has re-born under the leadership of Marissa Mayer

ConsLarge enterprise means projects move slow

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Yahoo is a great place to work

Analyst (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than 8 years

Prossmart people
interesting work
good reputation
good atmosphere
Upper management is now very open to new ideas

Consmid to lower level management can be weak
Prior to the current CEO direction was confused and opportunities were missed

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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